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What went wrong?

Secure in their profits, the Globe and other newspapers underestimated the impact of the Web

Over the past 15 years, The Boston Globe and other major US newspapers have seen changes in technology and consumer habits upend their business model. Over the past 15 years, The Boston Globe and other major US newspapers have seen changes in technology and consumer habits upend their business model. (John Blanding/ Globe Staff)
By Robert Weisman
Globe Staff / April 12, 2009

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Months before The Boston Globe launched its own website in 1995, a brash young entrepreneur named Jeff Taylor visited the newspaper's headquarters in Dorchester to offer its executives another foothold in the emerging digital world. (Full article: 2103 words)

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